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## Mathematics – Stage 1 Foundation Statement

Working Mathematically
Students ask questions and use objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems. They link mathematical ideas and use everyday language, some mathematical language and diagrams to explain how answers were obtained.
Activities: What could the question be?, Arranging desks, Spatial Pattern, Making Number Patterns, Chelsea at the zoo, Time of day, Wake up, The beach, Hidden number, Model School
Number
Students count, order, read and write numbers up to 999 and use a range of mental strategies, informal recording methods and materials to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They model and describe objects and collections divided into halves and quarters. Students sort, order and count money and recognise and describe the element of chance in familiar activities.
Activities: What could the question be?, Arranging desks, Chelsea at the zoo, Wake up, The beach, Hidden number
Patterns and Algebra
Students describe, create and continue a variety of number patterns and relate addition and subtraction facts to at least 20.
Activities: What could the question be?, Making Number Patterns, Chelsea at the zoo, Wake up, Hidden number
Measurement and Data
Students estimate, measure, compare and record using informal units for length, area, volume, capacity and mass. They recognise the need for formal units of length and use the metre and centimetre to measure length and distance. Students use a calendar to identify the date and name and order the months and the seasons of the year. They use informal units to compare and order the duration of events and tell the time on the half-hour. Students gather, organise, display and interpret data using column and picture graphs.
Activities: Time of day, The beach
Space and Geometry
Students identify, describe, sort and model particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They represent and describe the position of objects.
Activities: Spatial Pattern, Model School